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New patch aims to turn energy-storing fa

Singapore, Dec 30 (IBNS): It combines a new way to deliver drugs, via a micro-needle patch, with drugs that are known to turn energy-storing white fat into energy-burning brown fat. This innovative approach developed by scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) reduced weight gain in mice on a high fat diet and their fat mass by more than 30 per cent over four weeks.

Callous and unemotional traits show in b

London, Dec 29 (IBNS): Callous-unemotional traits are linked to differences in brain structure in boys, but not girls.

Bacteria acquire resistance from competi

London, Dec 29 (IBNS): Bacteria not only develop resistance to antibiotics, they also can pick it up from their rivals. In a recent publication in "Cell Reports", Researchers from the Biozentrum of the University of Basel have demonstrated that some bacteria inject a toxic cocktail into their competitors causing cell lysis and death.

Drinking coffee may lower risk of early

New York, Dec 27 (IBNS): People with colorectal cancer (CRC) who drank at least four cups of coffee per day after their diagnosis had a significantly lower risk of early death—from either their cancer or any cause—than those who didn’t drink coffee, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Self-injury more about coping than a cry

London, Dec 27 (IBNS): New research has revealed that most people who harm themselves do it as a way to deal with their emotional pain, rather than a cry for help.

Risk of chocolate poisoning in dogs peak

New York, Dec 27 (IBNS): Pet owners are being urged to be vigilant this Christmas, as University of Liverpool researchers warn of a “significant peak” in the risk of chocolate poisoning in dogs over the festive period.

New therapy helps schizophrenia patients

London, Dec 26 (IBNS): A new therapy aimed at helping young people with schizophrenia to reconnect and engage with the world around them has had promising results, a University of Sussex-led study has found.

New study shows ‘selfitis’ appears

London, Dec 26 (IBNS): ‘Selfitis’ – the obsessive taking of selfies on mobile phones – appears to be a real condition according to a new study.

Children’s screen-time guidelines too

London, Dec 26 (IBNS): Digital screen use is a staple of contemporary life for adults and children, whether they are browsing on laptops and smartphones, or watching TV.

Fight extra weight with more physical ac

London, Dec 25 (IBNS): If the new year prompted you to renew your annual commitment to exercise regularly, it could pay off in the long run.

Antidepressant may help combat the cours

London, Dec 24 (IBNS): Researchers have tested the treatment efficacy of a well-known drug for an entirely different disease.

How odours are turned into long-term mem

London, Dec 24 (IBNS): The scent of grandma’s Christmas biscuits or the cologne of your first love – some odours are like keys to a door into the past.

The adolescent brain makes learning easi

London, Dec 24 (IBNS): Alcohol abuse, reckless behaviour and poor choice in friends: all these are inextricably linked to puberty and adolescence.

Folic acid late in pregnancy may increas

Adelaide, Dec 23 (IBNS): Research from the University of Adelaide suggests that taking folic acid in late pregnancy may increase the risk of allergies in children affected by growth restriction during pregnancy.

Personality trait shares genetic link wi

London, Dec 23 (IBNS): People affected by depression may have genes associated with anxiety, worry and low mood, a study suggests.

High-intensity exercise delays Parkinson

London, Dec 22 (IBNS): High-intensity exercise three times a week is safe for individuals with early-stage Parkinson’s disease and decreases worsening of the disease’s symptoms, according to results of a study published in the Dec. 11 issue of JAMA Neurology.

Daily leafy greens may slow cognitive de

London, Dec 22 (IBNS): While cognitive abilities naturally decline with age, eating one serving of leafy green vegetables a day may aid in preserving memory and thinking skills as a person grows older, according to a study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.

Arthritis drug could help treat advanced

London, Dec 22 (IBNS): Treatment for the most deadly form of skin cancer could be more effective if combined with a well-known drug for rheumatoid arthritis, new research has shown.

Weekly fish consumption linked to better

London, Dec 22 (IBNS): Children who eat fish at least once a week sleep better and have IQ scores that are 4 points higher, on average, than those who consume fish less frequently or not at all, according to new findings from the University of Pennsylvania published today in Scientific Reports, a Nature journal.

How singing your heart out could make yo

London, Dec 22 (IBNS): Singing in groups could make you happier – according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA).

Community screening for osteoporosis cou

Birmingham, Dec 20 (IBNS): Community screening for osteoporosis could prevent more than a quarter of hip fractures in older women, according to new research.

Large study finds association between ma

Washington, Dec 20 (IBNS): New results from a large retrospective study of the National Cancer Institute's SEER database show that patients with cancer who were married at the time of diagnosis live markedly longer compared to unmarried patients. 

WHO releases US$1.5 million to fight dip

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Dec 19 (IBNS): The World Health Organization has deployed additional staff and resources to respond to a rapidly spreading outbreak of diphtheria among Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

Mindfulness training reduces stress duri

London, Dec 19 (IBNS): Mindfulness training can help support students at risk of mental health problems, concludes a randomised controlled trial carried out by researchers at the University of Cambridge.

Compassion therapy a focus for survivors

New Delhi, Dec 13 (IBNS): Psychotherapy that encourages self-compassion may help treat survivors of sexual abuse, University of Queensland researchers have found.

Young adults , mature adults require dif

Washington, Dec 13 (IBNS): Diet and dietary practices differentially affect mental health in young adults versus older adults, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

High-intensity exercise delays Parkinson

Washington, Dec 13 (IBNS): High-intensity exercise three times a week is safe for individuals with early-stage Parkinson’s disease and decreases worsening of motor symptoms, according to a new phase 2, multi-site trial published in JAMA Neurology.

Bangladesh moves to protect Rohingya chi

Cox's Bazaar, Dec 12 (IBNS) The Government of Bangladesh, with the support of UNICEF, the World Health Organization and GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance, today launched  a vaccination campaign against diphtheria and other preventable diseases for all Rohingya children aged 6 weeks to 6 years living in 12 camps and temporary settlements near the Myanmar border.

1 in 10 medical products in developing c

Geneva, Dec 11 (IBNS): A new research from World Health Organization (WHO), a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health, stated 1 in 10 medical products in developing countries was reported to be substandard or falsified, media reports said.

Medicon International 2017 focuses on im

Kolkata, Dec 10 (IBNS): Super speciality treatment is important, but general medicine is the base of any treatment, said Dr. Sujit Kar Purakayastha, one of the patrons of the organizing committee of Medicon International being held in Kolkata.

Uganda ends Marburg virus disease outbre

Geneva, Dec 9 (IBNS): Uganda has successfully controlled an outbreak of Marburg virus disease and prevented its spread only weeks after it was first detected, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

Dementia: Number of people affected to t

Geneva, Dec 9 (IBNS): As the global population ages, the number of people living with dementia is expected to triple from 50 million to 152 million by 2050.

Drug resistant malaria is a major proble

Kolkata, Dec 9 (IBNS): Drug resistant malaria has now become one of the biggest problems in South East Asia, a Myanmar-based health expert said here at an international medical conference.

Discrimination harms health, well-being

New Delhi, Dec 9 (IBNS): Discrimination not only harms the health and well-being of the victim, but the victim’s romantic partner as well, indicates new research led by a Michigan State University scholar.

Cigarette smokers are 10 times more like

New York, Dec 9 (IBNS): Daily marijuana use has been on the rise over the past decade.

J P Nadda reviews the progress of Intens

New Delhi, Dec 6 (IBNS): J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare today reviewed the progress of Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) with the Health Ministers and Principal Secretaries of 24 states.

Experiencing violence in childhood linke

Durham, Dec 6 (IBNS):Children who have been victims of violence are more likely to drop out of high school before graduation than their peers, according to a new study co-authored by a Duke scholar.

Women are naturally more fit than men,fi

London, Dec 6 (IBNS): Women can process oxygen more quickly than men when they start to exercise, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo.

Medical graduates should transform their

New Delhi, Dec 5 (IBNS): Vice President of India, ShriM. Venkaiah Naidu has said that medical graduates should transform their medical practice into an ethical practice keeping the welfare and well-being of the patients.

Kolkata: BM Birla Heart Research Centre

Kolkata, Dec 5 (IBNS): Kolkata-based BM Birla Heart Research Centre recently announced that it has received the license from the Government of West Bengal to conduct heart transplant surgery.

Exercise changes gut microbial compositi

New York, Dec 5 (IBNS): Two studies – one in mice and the other in human subjects – offer the first definitive evidence that exercise alone can change the composition of microbes in the gut. The studies were designed to isolate exercise-induced changes from other factors – such as diet or antibiotic use – that might alter the intestinal microbiota.

Pt Ramnarayan Sharma National Ayurved Aw

New Delhi, Dec 4 (IBNS): President of India Ram Nath Kovind presented the Pt Ramnarayan Sharma National Ayurved Award for the years 2008-2014 at Rashtrapati Bhavan  in New Delhi on Monday.

Rising levels of HIV drug resistance, sa

London, Dec 2 (IBNS): HIV drug resistance is approaching and exceeding 10% in people living with HIV who are about to initiate or reinitiate first-line antiretroviral therapy, according to a new study led by researchers at UCL and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Behaviour not indicative of pain in stre

London, Dec 2 (IBNS): In stressed newborn babies, behaviour alone is not a reliable way of assessing pain, according to new UCL and UCLH research.

Marriage may help stave off dementia, sa

London, Dec 2 (IBNS): Marriage may lower the risk of developing dementia, concludes a UCL-led synthesis of the available evidence published online in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry.

Take the driver’s seat on sea level sc

WashIngton, Dec 2 (IBNS): A new NASA sea level simulator lets you bury Alaska’s Columbia glacier in snow, and, year by year, watch how it responds. Or you can melt the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets and trace rising seas as they inundate the Florida coast.

Type 1 diabetes as common in adults as c

London, Dec 1 (IBNS): Type 1 diabetes is not predominantly a ‘disease of childhood’ as previously believed, but is similarly prevalent in adults, new research published in the Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology shows.

Countries in WHO South-East Asia Region

Phuket, Thailand, Dec  1 (IBNS): Alarmed at the increasing incidence of deaths and injuries in road crashes, mostly involving motorcyclists and other vulnerable road users, countries in WHO South-East Asia Region today committed to accelerate action for road safety.

HIV directly impacts brain: study

New York, Dec 1 (IBNS): Stellenbosch University (SU) researchers have discovered that the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) directly impacts the brain in the early stages of the infection.

FSU researcher finds link between excess

New York, Dec 1 (IBNS): New research presents compelling evidence that the more time teenagers spend on smartphones and other electronic screens, the more likely they are to feel depressed and think about, or attempt, suicide.

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